How do I get my child to write at home?

I get this question a lot from parents. Kids will write at school, but when they get home, they don’t want to practice writing. Writing at home can be fun with this great idea: Sticker Stories!

Sticker stories are sure to get your kids engaged and excited about writing. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Provide your child with a variety of stickers.
  2. Have your child pick 5-8 stickers.
  3. Talk with your child about what could happen in a story using the stickers as the theme.
  4. Have your child write their story replacing 5-8 of the words with the stickers.
  5. Praise your child’s writing specifically. “I like how you used the tiger sticker and made the tiger your main character.”

Happy creative writing!

 

sticker story

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